The Macy's Day Parade. I just love seeing all of the large colorful floats, the people having a joyous time, the bands from different places and celebrity performances.
I know I haven't wrote in like a million years...but I am bored & can't sleep. Even though Thanksgiving was a few weeks ago my answer is:
FAMILY. FOOD. FOOTBALL. <3
thanksgiving is super american. and i am american. therefore i celebrate.
football is super american. and consequently has a season that continues despite the thanksgiving weekend festivities. therefore football gets watched on thanksgiving.
thus making football a small but vital part that helps define 'thanksgiving festivities.'
it is not my favorite, nor is it my least favorite.
it just is.
and it works.
and i do not question any of it.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Of course!!!!! I have been watching it since I was a baby. It's a tradition for me. And if I do have children, they will definitely be raised on Charlie Brown!!
Before joining my family for traditional festivities, I usually watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on television.
I was a long-standing member in marching bands while in school, both high school and college. Heck, I even joined the band sorority and, later through an associative position, fraternity. Long story, but I digress.
I LOVE BAND. Period.
I love watching and reminiscing over being in parades during my marching days, and this year my high school band from Middletown, KY was in the Macy's parade. So I was doubly pleased as punch to see them perform.
Skip the football games, unless there's a half-time show involved, for Thanksgiving. No movies for me, thank you very much. Just give me the parade and I'm content.
I definitely enjoy watching the MACY'S Thanksgiving parade, for sure.
Normally, that's the start of my holiday watch list.
Well first you start with Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, and that ain't over until noon and then it is NFL time. First the Lions and then Dallas at four. And then after that I most likely watch Miracle on 34th Street. We have done that pretty much my whole life. Well I love them to do them all, because it is a family thing we do. We use to do it with my grandfather and now I do it with my children, it is a nice family tradition.
А я и не отмечаю... Я это за праздник даже не считаю и вспоминаю о нем только тогда, когда в школе по английскому проходим всех этих индеек и Дней Благодарения... )
You don't have to celebrate Thanksgiving to enjoy the Twilight Zone marathon. Why? Because it's pure awesomeness.
I do love seeing A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving every year at this time. I've long been a fan of the Peanuts characters, and the Charlie Brown TV specials.
I also love that on Thanksgiving, or immediately following, several different stations start showing the National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, starring Chevy Chase, and Beverly D'Angelo. I'd guess that by the time Christmas is over, I'll probably have seen that movie at least 4 or 5 times.
Clark Griswold: "Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse."
I also love watching the afternoon football games on Thanksgiving day; although I didn't catch either game that was played this afternoon.
Thanksgiving day is the kick off for quite a few of my other favorite annual specials and movies:
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
- How the Grinch Stole Christams (1966)
- The Grinch (2000) - movie
- Santa Clause is coming to town (1970)
- A Year Without a Santa Clause (1974)
- Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
- Shrek the Halls (2007)
- A Christmas Story (1983) — All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun.
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
- Polar Express (2004)
- The Santa Clause (1994)
- Scrooged (1988) - starring Bill Murray
- It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
- Love Actually (2003)
- The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
- Holiday Inn (1946)
- White Christmas (1954)